The Blue Flower

fiction by Penelope Fitzgerald


The Blue Flower is a novel by British author Penelope Fitzgerald. It is a fictional treatment of part of the life of Friedrich van Hardenberg, who would become an early practitioner of German Romanticism, using the pseudonym Novalis.
The Blue Flower was Fitzgerald's breakthrough work for American readers. It was the first book of Mariner Books, a new paperback imprint of Houghton Mifflin, and Mariner would go on to publish paperback editions of all her books.

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